Make Some Noise: Become the Ultimate DJ

Make Some Noise: Become the Ultimate DJ

by Scott Binder

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Overview

(Music Pro Guides). There are books on how to become a DJ, books that talk about beatmatching, mashups, how to perform in nightclubs even one that claims it can teach you everything in two hours. Make Some Noise is a complete DJ book that has been created on the cutting edge and goes beyond any current book on the subject. Yes, it teaches the basics, but it goes beyond the how-to, discussing DJing while playing with a live instrument as well as goal setting, marketing, and choosing your music genre. The book also features a collection of one-page spotlights from some of the biggest DJs in the world, providing you with the opportunity to learn from the best of the best. These DJs include Infected Mushroom (1,073,271 likes on Facebook), Judge Jules (102,871 likes), R3hab (413,237 likes), Todd Terry (22,733 likes), DJ Chus (57,076 likes), Max Graham (180,293 likes), Umek (1,612,019 likes), Bingo Players (293,612 likes), and Prok & Fitch (22,663 likes). Make Some Noise blends together practical advice and tools for learning the craft, along with an inspirational message that will help encourage you in regard to your own dreams and aspirations about becoming a DJ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480350458
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Music Pro Guides Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Part I Getting Started

1 So You Want to Be a DJ? 9

2 The Different Genres and Styles of Music 13

3 How DJs Listen to Music 19

4 Establishing Goals 23

5 Purchasing Equipment 29

6 Setting Up Your Equipment 39

7 Sourcing Music 43

8 Scheduling Practice Time 49

9 Envision Your Success 57

Part II The Craft

10 Mixing Basics 63

11 Beatmatching 67

12 Cueing 71

13 Fading 75

14 Song Structure and Music Basics 79

15 Developing Your Own Style 87

16 Adding Live Instruments 97

17 Stage Presence 105

18 Reading Crowds 109

Part III The Business

19 Marketing 113

20 Production 121

21 Dealing with Rejection 125

22 Retaining Your Style 129

Conclusion 133

DJ Spotlights 135

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